V. Ramani, a former IAS officer, was director-general of Maharashtra’s Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health and Nutrition Mission, the first such Mission to be set up in India in 2005.
For a country that aims to be a regional power, the data on child nutrition confirms that the situation is abysmal. Save for Bihar, six of the seven states with the highest incidence of stunting, for example, are ruled by the BJP or the BJP and its allies – Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar.
Government focuses on short-term revenue gains instead of boosting oil production.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.